Woo Do-hwan joins the cast of Netflix’s Hunting Dogs in post-army comeback
Casting has been announced for Netflix’s upcoming action drama Hunting Dogs, and the lineup includes Woo Do-hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch) in his first post-army project. He joins Lee Sang-yi (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha), Kim Sae-ron (The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim), Park Sung-woong (Rugal), and Heo Jun-ho (Undercover) in a story about the underground world of loan sharks.
Based on a popular webtoon by the same title, Hunting Dogs follows the story of a newcomer who arrives on the scene with the sole aim of making money, but actually becomes a catalyst that shakes up the existing power structure.
Woo Do-hwan takes on the role of Gun-woo. He was a rising talent within the sport of boxing, but he’s forced to put his dreams aside due to his mother’s crippling debts. In order to make a lot of money quickly, he gets a job as a bodyguard for a powerful loan shark named CEO Choi.
CEO Choi, played by Heo Jun-ho, was once a legend among loan sharks, but now it’s rumored that he’s grown soft. No one knows what caused his sudden change of perspective, but he’s now lending money with 0% interest to people suffering from illnesses.
Lee Sang-yi plays the character Woo-jin, a fellow boxer who often competed against Woo Do-hwan in tournaments. Having worked for loan sharks in the past, he decides to help the inexperienced Woo and work together with him.
Kim Sae-ron, Lee Sang-yi
Kim Sae-ron plays Hyun-joo — she’s like family to CEO Choi and has been groomed to be his successor after he retires. However, her plans are thrown for a loop when Woo Do-hwan and Lee Sang-yi enter the scene.
Rounding out the cast is Park Sung-woong playing CEO Choi’s tenacious business rival, Myung-gil. He’s ruthless, ambitious, and has been steadily growing his business to compete with CEO Choi.
The series will be written and directed by film director Kim Joo-hwan (Midnight Runners), who worked with Woo Do-hwan in his previous movie The Divine Fury.
Netflix drama Hunting Dogs is currently in the planning stages and a release date has not yet been announced.
Park Sung-woong, Heo Jun-ho
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